LOWER SCHOOL NEWSLETTER from Wade Putnal
September 15, 2016
Our mission at First Presbyterian Day School is to educate and equip students
to change the world for God’s glory.
Elementary Gardens “Clean Out & Clean Up” Work Day
Saturday morning, September 17th – 9 am to 11 am
**This is a parent/child unplugged activity. J Come join us!
Please bring your gloves, clippers, and water bottle
Dress Down Day tomorrow for Jay’s Hope. Students may bring a $1 donation and wear jeans, spirit tops, and hats. We’re grateful to partner with this local outreach to families of children with cancer.
“Pied Piper of Hamelin” will be performed Sept. 27th at 7pm; Sept. 28th at 1pm; and Sept. 29th at 7pm in the Clark Fine Arts Auditorium. Come enjoy this show brought to life by more than 60 students in 3–5th grade. Adult admission is $5; all students free. Great fun! Invite your neighbors!
No homework, no tests, no events! Unplug, turn off the TV, and enjoy time together as a family. Play a game, ride bikes, go out to eat, etc. Upload a photo of your family enjoying this night using #FPDFamilyNightFamily Night - Monday, September 26
BIRTHDAY SNACKS: If you would like to send a snack on your child’s birthday, please FIRST contact your teacher several days in advance. You may then either send the snack in the morning with your child or drop it off at the elementary office. We love celebrating with our students!
The Viking Store has what your Viking needs: school supplies, spirit t-shirts, outerwear, gifts and much more! “Viking Bucks” gift cards are perfect for any occasion. New classroom approved outerwear options are here and more on the way. We have a good selection of Lands’ End short sleeve polo shirts. Check out our Facebook page or school website to see our newest items! Located in the MAC building next to the cafeteria and open school days 7:45am-3:30pm. Contact Renita at email@example.com or 477-6300 x 177.
What’s New in the Library: Please mark your calendar for Wed, Oct. 5th, 3:00 pm in the Library for our Birthday Book Club Party. (If your child typically stays at Extended Day after 3:00, a worker will bring him/her to and from the party.) Thank you for participating and adding more than 120 books to our collection. We look forward to seeing your child at the party! If they attend, please call the library (477-6505, x 112) and leave a message so we can order refreshments accurately.
Our Viking Parent Association (VPA) is once again producing FPD’s Red & Black Pages, a collection of FPD parent-owned and/or operated local businesses. The list will be published online later this year for FPD families to browse when looking for a particular service – doctors, real estate agents, insurance, etc. Parents are welcome to submit their business information online at www.fpdmacon.org/redblackpages.
Accelerated Reader: You can easily search for AR quizzes at www.fpdmacon.org Click “FPD Community” tab, “Parent Links” tab, then scroll down to “AR BookFinder” under Educational tools. Click link to search for a book. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take time and label all things that your child brings to school - water bottles, jackets, lunchboxes, hats, bags – everything! Thanks so much!
DID YOU KNOW . . . FPD’s Class of 2016, made up of 97 seniors, had 49 honor grads, 54 National Honor Society members, and 48 AP Scholars. There were 11 student athletes planning to play collegiate sports, and 78% of the graduating students had a 3.0 or higher GPA, making them eligible to receive the HOPE scholarship. Way to go!
Coming up in Center for Discovery: * Iron Foot Soccer - Grades 3-6. Mondays & Thursdays, September 19-October 27. Students will hone their soccer skills and learn more about the technical aspects of the game; * Volleyball Clinics - Grades 3-8. These focused clinics will help students learn volleyball techniques and improve skills. Serving Clinic - September 23, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. All Skills Clinic - September 24, 9 a.m. - 12 pm; * Gymnastics - PreK-5. Wednesdays, September 21-October 12. This class will introduce students to the world of gymnastics. View brochure and register online, at www.fpdmacon.org/center-for-discovery. Invite a friend to sign up with you!
*** Mark Your Calendar ***
· Lower School Chapel - Tuesday, September 20th, 12:05-12:30pm. Parents are always welcome!
· Student Holiday – Friday, September 23 – Enjoy time with your family!